Postdoctoral Fellow in Vegetation Photosynthesis Modeling

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
06 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Vegetation Photosynthesis Modeling in the School of Biological Sciences, to commence on January 15, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, or a closely related field. Experience in field ecology, physiology ecology measurements (e.g. photosynthesis, sap flow, hydraulics and eddy covariance), and photosynthesis modeling is preferred. Applicants should be fluent in written and spoken English, and have strong quantitative and programming skills (e.g. Python, R, C, or Matlab).

The appointee will work on vegetation photosynthesis modeling, from leaf to regional scales. He/She will participate in field observations on leaf level function, and help develop process-based, transparent modeling approaches to scale up leaf-level physiological understanding to canopy and ecosystem scales. He/She will also lead field campaigns, conduct modeling experiment and analysis, and prepare peer-reviewed publications. He/She will work with Dr. Wu Jin and a strong collaborative team with broad expertise in field ecology, plant physiology ecology, ecosystem modeling, eddy covariance techniques, satellite remote sensing, and high-performance computing. For further information, please contact Dr. Wu Jin (e-mail:, or visit

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter, and contact information of three references to Dr. Wu Jin at Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until December 1, 2018, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

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